Pictured is a neat advertising glass paperweight from the Southern Cooperage Company which was at 110 Victor Street near downtown Saint Louis, Missouri. This company produced many wooden barrels used in the brewery and whiskey distillery business sectors. Wood barrels were the handiwork of coopers who were skilled artisans in barrel making. Circa 1900.Details
Featured is a spectacular outdoor reverse on glass hanging trade sign from C.W. Fifield, a local optometry professional. This ROG sign illustrates a large blue hued eyeball with big bushy eyebrows right above. Early trade signs signifying an occupation of a local professional are always one of the most coveted types of signs in the antique advertising field.